THE Brunei Darussalam Anti-Doping Committee (BDADC), a team of seven World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited doping control officers (DCO) conducted its first in-competition test sample collection, as a reminder to all athletes competing in the Brunei Darussalam National Games 2014 about the committee’s seriousness in the fight against doping in sports.
Twenty samples from athletes of 20 sports will be collected over the course of the games, which ends on Dec 6. High risk sports will have athletes target tested while in other sports the athletes will be selected on a random basis.
BDADC hoped that with this in-competition testing, competitive and non-competitive athletes, will be more wary about the substances and methods prohibited in sports and create awareness about the ‘win-clean’ and ‘play-true’ message.
This is the first time ever that doping control has been implemented in the Brunei Darussalam National Games.